This supple wine delivers rich mid palate concentration of ripe red fruit, mint, pepper & a whiff of black jelly beans without the whack of alcohol that can be achieved in warmer climates. This rates high in the foodability stakes. Its intensity makes my mouth water for something like a venison pie [...]
Rich with sweet black fruit, cedar, tobacco & spice. Elegantly bodied with a supple length, this is a wine that will accompany that roast rack of lamb that you are planning or perhaps a venison pie.
Leabrook have moved to the 2007 vintage now but there may be some 2006 still [...]
The elegance of this wine is enhanced further with the Viognier, wrapping warm spice & pepper notes around a soft berry fruit & floral core. The intensity is generous while the body is not overpowering & will not leave you with a feeling of regret if relish in the luxury of more than one [...]
This is a wine that is made to share whatever the occasion. It is robust and juicy enough to match a Sunday roast rubbed with a warm spice seasoning yet is one of those wines that needs no accompaniment. While you could keep it for a few years in the cellar, [...]
Another crowd pleaser from the Taylor Family & apparently you all think so too. So perhaps it is no surprise that this is a medium bodied Merlot with a generous soul. There is plenty of fresh plum spice fun to be had here.
Date: 15th October 2011 Price: $10 – 14 Value: $$$ [...]
A gorgeous plum hued fizz that offers rich liquorice, peppery spice & cassis with some enticing mint chocolate. Its velvety smooth texture is just the thing to share with friends. It would accompany dark chocolate almost as well as bacon & eggs!
Date: July 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]
A powerful muscly style of wine. It is rich with blackfruit, chocolate, with some coconut & cinnamon. The tannins are supple & the finish is long. I think that this wine needs just a little more time but it is certainly ripe for drinking now too.
Date: 30th August 2011 Price: $38 Value: [...]
A smooth & softly drinking Clare red with no sharp edges. There is some delicious minty blackcurrant & liquorice character that is satisfyingly ripe & juicy. A good wine with food.
Date: July 2011 Price: $22 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 7 years
The wine certainly has a juicy presence of its own – ripe red fruit provides a lift to the classic richer, deeper darker fruit character. The tannins make themselves known providing some texture but are in no way overwhelming. It is a wine that will nicely accompany food but is comfortable without.
Date: August 2011 Price: $18 Value: $$$ Drink: Now [...]
This Pinot is typical cherry & spice with some earthy savouriness. It is just coming into its warm spicy prime & is juicy and as silky as you could wish for in a Pinot Noir.
Date: May 2011 Price: $ Value: $$ Drink: Now – 3 years